Homeownership can be an amazing experience, one that so many Canadian families work most of their lives to attain and then maintain. Whether you’ve been in your home for years or just moved in, you’ll want to enjoy every usable space, including the basement. Unfortunately, wet basements can occur in all types of foundations – poured concrete, block walls or stone walls – regardless of age. Instead of worrying that your property or family might be at risk, call in the experts at Royal Work Corp. for a FREE full house basement waterproofing evaluation.
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Signs of basement waterproofing problemsYou may not be familiar with what to look for if you’ve never experienced water seepage or serious flooding. The experts at Royal Work Corp. Waterproofing can identify if your basement is showing signs of any of these common areas of concern:
- Cove Joint (Hydrostatic Pressure) – Where the wall and floor meet inside your basement. Hydrostatic pressure can lead to bowing walls and water seepage through the cove joint.
- Wall Cracks – The two main types of wall cracks are due to shrinkage and settling. Water leaks can occur and repairs can vary dependent on cause, size and location.
- Floor Cracks – Shrinkage and settling can also cause floor cracks but are rarely cause for concern. Some remedial action is available to reduce further cracking.
- Clogged Drain Pipes – Slow draining or totally blocked plumbing fixtures can be caused from clogged drain pipes. A build-up of grease, hair or foreign objects can be easily corrected. Exterior main drain problems can be more serious and require specialized equipment to repair.
- Leaking Sump Pump Pit – If your sump crock never seems to empty and your sump pump is constantly running, your pit may be damaged or incorrectly installed. Let a pro look at it to prevent premature pump burnout or possible flooding.
- Leaking Window Well – Below-grade windows are often protected with a window well. If the drain is blocked by debris or not draining properly, excess water can pour into your basement.
- Mold and Mildew – This can be a major health concern for your family. Mold requires humidity to grow, so you’ll need to lower the moisture content in the air.
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Protect your home’s foundationThere are a variety of solutions available for maintaining a dry basement. With over 25 years of combined experience, you can trust our Royal Work Corp. technicians will utilize the most innovative and effective waterproofing technologies available. We’ll thoroughly inspect your basement to determine the best services and products to fit your waterproofing needs and budget. We provide the following waterproofing solutions:
- Sump Pumps – The sump pump is the most powerful defense in basement waterproofing. Excess groundwater fills the sump pit and the sump pump automatically turns on to pump and safely redirect the water away from your foundation and basement.
- Interior Drainage Systems – Interior basement waterproofing can be provided with the installation of drains and pipes under the basement floor around the perimeter of the room. This provides a route for water to flow directly to the sump pump and outside.
- Exterior Weeping Tile Systems – Excavation and a complete inspection of your drainage system and replacement of clogged, damaged or worn weeping tile sections will provide a long-term exterior basement waterproofing solution.
- Foundation Wall Membrane – Even though your foundation wall is made from a seemingly solid material, concrete is actually quite porous. The installation of a foundation wall membrane system on the outside or inside can act as a vapor barrier to prevent water and moisture from passing through to your basement.